Products and Innovation


Don’t Leave Your Online Customer Experience to Chance—Shipping Boxes and Reverse Logistics

Fred easily opening a box with Open Sesame technology
Posted 02/22/2018 by Elizabeth Staab, Marketing Manager, Packaging Solutions EIMEA

Designing online packaging for reverse logistics Returned goods is a critical topic for online retailers globally. The return rate of online shopping sites varies depending on the types of products. In 2017, the number of online buyers worldwide was 1.66 billion. By 2021, it’s estimated that number will rise to over 2 billion. A number of e-retailers, online shopping insurance contracts laws in different countries guarantee online shoppers the right to return defective, damaged or undesir...

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Worldwide Supplier of Adhesives in the Automotive Industry

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Posted 02/13/2018 by Matt McGreevy, Global Director, Transportation

  As a leading global supplier of automotive adhesives and sealants, H.B. Fuller knows what it takes to support multinational manufacturers of vehicles and parts. Being global means having our world-class products and services available where and when our customers need them. Our strong manufacturing and logistics network is the framework that yields the most important attribute of a global supplier - the ability to deliver locally. A shorter supply chain translates into reliable, responsi...

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Synthetic Turf and the New Level of Performance

Close up of artificial turf used for sports.
Posted 01/10/2018 by Rich Vetterl, Technical Manager, Polymers

While there are benefits to playing sports on real grass, indoor football stadiums throughout the United States today opt for artificial turf as the playing surface of choice for gridiron football matches. It also is growing in popularity at professional outdoor stadiums as venues increasingly understand how the artificial turf benefits far outweigh their real grass counterpart. Some of the benefits of artificial turf include its durability, the little amount of maintenance that is required, ...

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Uncovering Adhesives at a Football Game

Football helmet with an H.B. Fuller logo and football on a field.
Posted 11/17/2017 by Abe Rezai, Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

As a member of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, we began the year investigating all of the places where adhesives support American football. Check it out! 1. Uniforms. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that the NFL formalized a system of assigning jersey numbers, and today, those jerseys are held together by adhesives, such as H.B. Fuller’s HL9639 and 2U222 reactive hot melt technology, that provides breathable technology, soft feel, and excellent wash resistance. 2. Sh...

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PSA adhesive technology. A fair advantage?

Busy booth from Labelexpo 2017
Posted 10/12/2017 by Melanie Lack, Business Manager, Tapes & Labels

The organizers of September’s Labelexpo Europe 2017 asked us all a very important question: if you could improve your business with technology that no else has, wouldn’t you? Labelexpo’s theme of ‘gaining an unfair advantage’ was at the heart of our conversations with customers visiting the H.B. Fuller stand. We heard much about the trends and challenges label manufacturers are experiencing, and how our adhesive technology is helping customers respond, by giving th...

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